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Old 01-10-2009, 07:04 PM   #1
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Got the car jacked up to do a tranny seal. Im working and all of a sudden I see fluid leaking down the left side of the car by the wheel well. I figured for sure I fucked up something with the clutch hose since it smelled like brake fluid. Turns out its the top of the shock. 4 years old maybe 35k miles. Im a little pissed. Anybody else had problems? Maybe thats all I should expect from them
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:01 PM   #2
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Shock absorbers/struts leak when they get older, but I have another theory...

You jacked up the car, and it began to leak? Sounds like it might have been fluid from inside the shock, or strut itself; was it an insert, or a complete strut? If it was the former, then I would say it was the fluid they used to help keep the insert cool... If you put an insert in a housing without some sort of fluid, it will eventually overheat...

Just a thought..
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:06 PM   #3
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You should generally be able to expect more than 35k miles out of a Koni shock. Call Koni NA and explain your situation to them. They've been nothing short of great with me in past years, both with a couple of rebuilds and even helping source a set of long-discontinued struts at one point.

If nothing else, their rebuild costs aren't horrible, plus their shop guys are honest and won't give you any BS.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:08 AM   #4
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Called Koni. Their policy is they will send a relacement shock at half price then credit your card when they get bad one back. But you must have receipt which of course I dont. So they would then sell me a new one at 189 bucks which they claim to be discounted. I called Goodwin and ordered a new one at 129 bucks. Keep your receipts
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